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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3051 - λόγιον
- a brief utterance, a divine oracle (doubtless because oracles were generally brief)
- in the NT, the words or utterances of God
- of the contents of the Mosaic law
1. oracle, esp. one preserved from antiquity, Hdt. 4.178, 203, 8.60. γ, Plu. Thes. 26, Lys. 22: more freq. in pl., oracles, Hdt. 1.64, 8.62, 141, E. Heracl. 405, Ar. Eq. 120, al., Plu. Fab. 4, Mark 3:1-35 : distd. fr. χρησμοί, Th. 2.8 (the former being prose, the latter verse, acc. to Sch., but this distn. does not hold), cf. Plu. Pel. 20, Nic. 13, 2.412c.
2. τὰ λ. Κυρίου the sayings of the Lord, LXX Psalms 11:6(12).6, cf. Acts 7:38, Romans 3:2.
II τὸ λ. τῶν κρίσεων the oracular breastplate worn by the Jewish High-Priest, LXX Exodus 28:26(30), cf. Ph. 2.154; τὰ λόγια Aristeas 158.
λόγιον , -ου , τό
(dimin. of λόγος , v. ICC, Ro., 70),
an oracle: Acts 7:38, Romans 3:2, Hebrews 5:12, 1 Peter 4:11 (on the eccl., λόγια τ . Κυρίου , v. Lft., Essay on Sup. Rel., 172 ff.).†
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
We are unable from our sources to throw any fresh light upon this word, which is so important in early Christian literature (see reff. in Sophocles Lex. s.v.), but for its Biblical usage see SH ad Romans 3:2, and for its application to the recently discovered ";Sayings of Jesus"; (P Oxy I. 1, IV. 654), see Two Lectures on the ";Sayings of Jesus"; by Drs. Lock and Sanday (Oxford, 1897) with the literature referred to there, and, more recently, H. G. E. White, The Sayings of Jesus from Oxyrhynchus (Cambridge, 1920).
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